May 20, 2008
Kaitlyn Kelly gives a speech to the graduating class of the University of Kansas School of Engineering during the graduate recognition ceremony Sunday. Kelly was honored as one of the school's outstanding graduating seniors and was the recipient of the Sammie and Carl Locke Award. Kelly earned her degree in chemical engineering and graduated with a 3.95 grade point average.
"She epitomizes KU engineering; intellect, leadership, dedication, integrity and friendship," wrote associate professor Colin Howat in a letter of recommendation for the outstanding senior nomination.
Kelly was a 2004 graduate of Tonganoxie High School and class valedictorian.